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Tiny House Adventure – Jenna Spesard

Jenna decided to give up her hectic life and begin her tiny house adventure. Discover how she reinvented her life and how you can embrace the same goal of living life on your own terms.Even though blogger and writer Jenna Spesard lives in a tiny house, she is on a big journey, creating and living the life she always dreamed about.

A few years ago, Jenna quit her job in Hollywood, built a tiny house, hit the road and now travels around the world. Jenna writes about her adventures, her life, and gives tiny house expert advice in her hit blog, “Tiny House Giant Journey.

A few weeks ago, we met Jenna in Oregon where she has parked her small home and is now the host of the Mt. Hood Tiny House Village. We chatted with Jenna about her life-altering decision a few years ago that changed her life, how she has been able to pay off most of her debt, and her goal of living simply and traveling the world.

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On This Podcast Episode:

  • Meet Jenna and hear about journey to live life differently
  • Learn why living tiny is the new way of life
  • Discover ways you can embrace the tiny house life
  • Why Mt. Hood is home to Jenna’s tiny house adventure

 

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Eat it Make it Grow it in Healdsburg – Chef Jack Herron

We see this evolution happening all over the world, people want to know where their food is coming from and where it is grown regardless of your budget.

Chef and farmer Jack Herron is a native Oklahoman who took an idea he had to create a self-sustaining farm and grow it the business he’s always dreamed of having, at his Eat it Make It Grow It farm in Sonoma County in California.

Chef Jack Herron has cooked at the James Beard House in New York City, spent 5 years under chef Dustin Valette famed chef Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen in Healdsburg California, and has competed in the largest culinary tour in the country, the COCHON 555 . So, Jack knows his away around food, literally from farm-to-table.

On This Podcast Episode:

Enjoy our conversation with chef and farmer Jack Herron as we talk about building his dream business, Eat it Make It Grow It, the beauty of Sonoma County, and delivering piglets on his birthday.

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Finding Your Calling and Unleashing Your Genius – Lily Clayton-Hansen

Check out Lily Clayton-Hansen's story of finding her sweet spot in her career and what's on tap for the future.Journalist Lily Clayton-Hansen captures people’s lives through storytelling and photography, with soul-revealing depth and artistic charm in her book, “Word of Mouth, Nashville Conversations.” Talking with some of Nashville’s coolest artists, chefs, musicians, and dreamers.

Through her journey as a journalist, she’s found her calling and unleashed her genius in more ways than one. I first discovered her really awesome black and white book on a trip to Nashville a couple years ago, and really loved the concept and loved Lily’s story as well.

On This Podcast Episode:

  • We’ll chat with Lily about her journey to finding her calling
  • Dish about her move from Chicago to Nashville
  • Talk about what’s up next for her (hint, new books)

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What It Really Takes to Be an Entrepreneur – Stefanie O’Connell

Stefanie O'Connell has never had a "real" job, but has made a successful career out of her own curiosity with money. She shares her story of managing money as an entrepreneur and the attitude it takes to win.

Stefanie O’Connell, a fellow Millennial Money expert, knows first hand what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Having never officially had a “real” corporate 9-5 job, Stefanie has forged a career born out of her own curiosity – how to manage and grow her money.

She frequently talks about the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur on her blog and is never shy at sharing her own journey. I always find it so refreshing when millennial entrepreneurs are willing to talk about what it really takes to have this career that seems so glamourous on the outside.

On This Podcast Episode:

  • Stefanie shares her own money story and why being an entrepreneur works for her
  • The attitude Stefanie thinks you need to have to be successful
  • Why counting revenue doesn’t tell the whole story
  • What she’s up to and how she’s growing her business

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Talking Grilled Cheese and Beer

James Edward "Eddie" Davis, aka the chef, and Kevin VanBlarcum (Brewer), have created a cookbook that rises above the rest. They've paired everyone's favorite grilled cheese with tasty brews. Sometimes, when you let your imagination run free don’t you have crazy ideas of creating something awesome, starting your own business or maybe even writing a book? Well, this week’s guests on Millennial Money Lifestyle Thursday have now done all three.

Authors of the new book, “Grilled Cheese & Beer, Recipes for the Finer Things in Life,” Kevin Vanblarcum and James “Eddie” Davis had this crazy idea of combining grilled cheese and beer and ended up getting a book deal.

This newly released book is a fun and unique cookbook with mouthwatering grill cheese recipes, paired with a cold beer.

On This Episode:

Check out our conversation with beer master Kevin and chef Eddie as we talk about taking a lifeguard class with a publisher, making puns, and grilled cheese wrapped in bacon.

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Women…Earn What You’re Worth – Jacqueline Twillie

Women still earn less than men, so having a good negotiation strategy in place is critical to you earning what you're worth. It’s International Women’s Day today (March 8th) so that means it’s time to talk about equal pay for women. It feels like we’ve been having this conversation forever and yet we continue to talk about the inequality in pay. Just wondering when this will finally change.

Jacqueline Twillie has been a guest on Millennial Money in the past, so I couldn’t think of anyone better to have as a guest today. Jacqueline spends her day teaching people how to negotiate their way through their career and fighting for equal pay for women. She has created an amazing Negotiation Toolkit full of her fantastic tips to help you nail your negotiations.

On This Podcast:

  • We’re chatting about the importance and reality of equal pay for women
  • What you should be thinking about before you negotiate
  • How to win even if you can’t increase your salary
  • Why the fiscal year is so important to your strategy
  • What you can do to fight for equal pay in your own community

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Can Fashion Solve the Refugee Crisis – Angela Luna

Here the story of a compelling millennial entrepreneur who is debunking the myth that fashion can't solve global issues with her company, ADIFF.

Angela Luna is a millennial on a mission. As a student at Parsons School of Design, Angela turned a desire to solve the refugee crisis into a full-fledged business. Learning the ropes of entrepreneurship, Angela has already been featured on stages like TEDx talking about her mission, designs, and her passion for giving back.

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Her company, aptly called ADIFF, is focused on creating socially conscious fashion. She’s got jackets that turn into tents, jackets that turn into sleeping bags, and even jackets that turn into flotation devices, just to name a few.

 ADIFF and Kickstarter

She’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the launch of her company and with only 7 days left, she’s eager to get all the support she can. Her goal – to surpass her initial goal of raising $65,000 (which she’s already done), and hit a milestone of raising $100,000 during the campaign.

Let’s help get her to that mark and be a part of her mission to change the world.

She is nothing short of inspiring. Check out her TEDx talk to understand how fashion really can make a difference around the world.

Build Your Dream Network – J. Kelly Hoey

Build Your Dream Network

It’s a well-established fact that networking is an integral part of business success — according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70 percent of all jobs are found through networking.

Networking is how I’ve been able to succeed for years, but there are some secrets you need to know to be successful.

What does it take to build your dream network? In Kelly Hoey's new book, she gives you the step by step instructions to rock your dream network.

But what most people don’t understand is that networking – when done right – can be the most effective and important tool they have at their disposal when looking for that dream job, pursuing career growth or seeking entrepreneurial guidance and funding.  They also don’t understand that with every new app, information sharing engine and social media platform, the rules of networking are rewritten.

Acclaimed business columnist and networking expert Kelly Hoey understands all this and in her new book, Build Your Dream Network, has created a full-fledged roadmap for the new order of social interaction.

On this podcast episode, I chat with Kelly about her secrets to be an expert at networking and just why it might be the most important skill you ever learn.

J. KELLY HOEY is a writer, investor, connector and networking expert, lauded everywhere from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the Face of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company “25 Smartest Women on Twitter”). A columnist for Inc.com, she’s appeared on CNBC’s Power Pitch, and her clients include The New Yorker, Coca-Cola, PBS, L’Oreal, Capital One, and Dove. Connect with her at jkellyhoey.co or find her on Twitter (@jkhoey).

How to Invest in Startups – Newchip

Investing in startups isn't only reserved for the experts on Shark Tank - with Newchip you can now invest in startups with as little as $100 a month.

Investing in Startups is Easy

Investing in startups used to be reserved for the experts on Shark Tank, and big business people who have lots of funds behind them. I don’t know about you, but there are a ton of deals that I see on that show and think, “Hey, I’d like to invest in that company.”

Now you can – meet Newchip.

 Newchip‘s Millennial CEO, Ryan Rafols and co-founder and CTO Travis Brodeen wants 2017 to be the year investing is forever changed by helping new investors own a piece of startups they believe in and are passionate about. He created Newchip to as a way to make wealth and investing more accessible to the masses, while also specifically targeting people his own age – millennials.

Newchip is a marketplace that will feature hundreds of private equity investment opportunities from other platforms that only offer a few dozen at most. It will also be open to non-accredited investors and provide “crowdfinancing,” which is a credit system where people can invest $1,000 in a company while only paying around a $100 a month over 12 months.

Millennials are the driving force of change – which is causing shakeups in how many businesses and industries normally “do business”. When it comes to investing, millennials are taking a different path than the generations before them, and it’s anticipated that this cause-centric generation will increase the demand for social responsibility investing – SRI – as they indicate less interest in traditional equity investments.

Check out Newchip for a new way to approach investing. Download the app in the app store and start referring some friends for a referral bonus.

Who knows, you might just stumble across the new Facebook or Snapchat.

Launch Your Biz in 10 Easy Steps

Millennials are starting more businesses every year than any other generation before. Lovingly called, “millennialpreneurs,” millennials are stepping out and chasing after their business ideas in full force. Starting a business is one thing, making it successful is a whole other ballgame.

In all my years of starting, and abandoning, business ideas, I wanted to share my tips on how you can launch your biz in 10 easy steps – and a few things you should avoid along the way.

Laughing a business is easy but making it successful and profitable is something else. I'm sharing my 10 easy steps to launching your biz and what you need to do for business success. #entrepreneur #girlboss

On This Podcast:

  • I’m sharing my tips that have helped me in all my years of being an entrepreneur
  • Find out why sometimes it’s ok to abandon a business idea
  • How to create a money system for success
  • Why you need to keep yourself in check
  • How to build your profit team

Be sure to check out my awesome women’s entrepreneur event, Uprising Nashville, coming to East Nashville on February 2, 2017. I’d love to see you all there!

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